This website page shows some of the activities on offer to Girlguiding Units by businesses or organisations as well as any Girlguiding IW information.
If your unit has enjoyed a special activity that you think others would enjoy then please use the ‘Contact’ link on this website and tell us about it. Information on the activity can then be shared with others.
Leaders are encouraged to use this website page on a regular basis as it will show information that will be useful to Units/Leaders/Assistant Leaders/Unit helpers/Young Leaders.
County Training Days- 5 evenings of Trainings in October across 1 week. Look out for details from your Commissioner.
Region Dates for your Diary
See the Region website for a host of activities which you can sign up for.
From Carla, Girlguiding IW/Brownie Leader:
Have you heard about Rosemary and her guide dog Una? Rosemary has been running free virtual sessions about Guide dogs and sharing her story of how she got Una. She tailors her sessions for the section, is very happy to answer any questions and also very entertaining. I’ve had her at Rangers in October by request from one of the Rangers and she is due to join us at Brownies this month.
Here is an invitation for all units to learn Scottish Dancing. The activity is free.
IT’S JUST RUBBISH!
The Community Engagement Officer for Waste Management on the Island offers the following:
Are you interested in finding out what happens to your rubbish and how you can do more to recycle?
As part of the waste partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Waste disposal provider, we have developed a programme to help young people understand how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce.
Guides, Rainbows & Brownies on the Island will be able to book a FREE waste workshop.
The practical workshops will be tailored to be hands on activities for the girls and will be provided FREE.
Interested groups can find out more and book a place by calling The Waste Disposal Unit.
GROWTH & RETENTION.
As most of you who work within units know there is a Growth & Retention campaign. On the Island a small committee has been formed to look into ways to advertise Girlguiding IW on the Island so that units with small numbers of girls can remain open and new leaders can be found to prevent the closure of units where there are lots of girls but leaders have had to leave for one reason or another.
To this end a public advertising campaign commenced in 2019 with a team of leaders attending local events to see if any new members come forward.
During the COVID pandemic the campaign was put on hold but so far in 2022/23 we have attended a number of local events including Riverfest at Newport Quay and Volunteers Fair at Northwood House.
When will YOU help at an event? Most units can always do with extra adult help especially if there are numbers of girls, so will you help to find new leaders and helpers? By attending one or more of the events where Girlguiding IW is having a stand or helping run activities you will not only have the chance to recruit new girls but perhaps engage with an ideal leader or helper for your own unit or another one on the Island.
Use the ‘contact’ on this website for more details.
Trainings are on offer via the Region Office. Some are face to face but most are on line. Please check out the Region website for details and dates.
Local Training sessions (1st. Aid-1si Response -Safe Space etc) are often on offer contact your Section Commissioner or one of the IC team for more details.